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Jim Quinn dug this up. The Ratz are abusing the Gold Star program and blaming the White House.

Altmire KNEW IN ADVANCE that the request would be turned down, because he had a copy of the RULE BOOK. But he forged ahead anyway in an attempt to embarrass the Bush Administration.

When his office first contacted the WH, they "forgot" to tell them that the Gold Star family in question {good democrats all) were Viet Nam vintage!

The program excludes anyone but the newest families, because the program would become instantly unmanageable. The reasons for this exclusion apparently is clearly established in the rules for the program, which all Congressional offices have, according to Jim Quinn.

When the WH ran the SSN of the family, they found out that the family didn't qualify under the program.

BUT ALTMIRE'S OFFICE ALREADY KNEW THAT.

So when the WH denied the request, the sneaky buggers slipped the "news" to this partisan hack Prose, who writes really good propaganda for the ratz all the time.

Apparently, there are three or four other congressmen that are running the same scam, and then getting an "unbiased" journalist in local papers to run the story.

This is what the rat party has become.

1 posted on 07/09/2007 9:23:16 AM PDT by Al Gator
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Could it be that they actually feel guilty about their service dodging and don't want any reminders so close to home?

What service dodging?

2 posted on 07/09/2007 9:30:02 AM PDT by donna (Typhoid Mary Matalin, the Republican Administration Destroyer and Thompson advisor.)
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Another lib who won’t let the facts get in the way of a good story. W flew fighters in the National Guard and volunteered to go to Viet Nam not once, but twice, and was turned down each time.


4 posted on 07/09/2007 9:38:30 AM PDT by mak5
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OK...Rep. Jason Altmire what is your service record?

Did you serve your country? or were you a lifelong Govt leech?


6 posted on 07/09/2007 9:40:15 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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8 posted on 07/09/2007 9:50:08 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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“Stacey said Altmire’s office told the White House of Boyer’s status as a Gold Star mother and got her in for a tour.”

This here was the “setup”. Altmire’s flunkies deliberately withheld from the WH the fact that this so-called gold star mom was in fact Viet Nam era. They did this so that WHEN the WH responded with the rules of the program, and rejected the request, Altmire could stage a hissy fit for show and frivolity.

Quinn speculates that the reason these congresscritters didn’t go to the MSM, but to local hacks, is because even a partisan rag like the WaPo would have to fess up on this being a deliberate set up.

9 posted on 07/09/2007 9:52:31 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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When I was a kid, if you wanted to tour the White House all you did was go down and stand in line.

I suppose things change and the population has expanded so that arranged tours are logistically easier to handle.

I long for the old days and when I toured the WH, President Grant agreed with me.
:O)

15 posted on 07/09/2007 10:15:28 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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Wow, on first read-through, I saw an 84 year old mother of a 22 year old soldier... He was 22 in '69
19 posted on 07/09/2007 12:03:38 PM PDT by Teacher317
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This is the same newspaper, Beaver County Times, that spent 4 solid years leading up to the '06 election printing every imaginable kind of dirt they and the AP could dream up to trash Rick Santorum. I wonder how many other little papers the Dems worked with in the state to do the same? I don't for one minute believe this was a one time occurrence or that Prose and this paper are not bought and paid for.

My guess is what Jason Altmire and 5 other Democrat congressman did in this case is just the same old plan that Rom Emanuel and the Democrat's war room have been using since at least '02, and it's been quite effective while running under the radar.

21 posted on 07/09/2007 12:46:02 PM PDT by penowa
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The Reader Comment section is fantastic! J.D.Prose get's b!tch-slapped! You better put some ice on that,J.D! LOL!
23 posted on 07/09/2007 3:01:38 PM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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